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Restaurant inspections, Abdullah the Butcher

The health score of Abdullah the Butcher in southwest Atlanta dropped sharply during a recent inspection because there was no sanitizer in the facility. None of the equipment or food contact surfaces had been wiped down with a bleach solution to kill bacteria, the inspector said.

Points were also deducted when an employee was seen handling barbecue ribs with bare hands instead of wearing gloves or using utensils.

The restaurant at 2387 Fairburn Road was given a 66/U, down from previous scores of 91/A and 99/A.

An employee at Abdullah’s said Monday the restaurant was expecting a follow-up inspection later that day. All the problems had been taken care of and they anticipated getting the score back to an A, he said.

Among other code violations during the routine inspection, cooked chicken wings and rice were out of temperature range. The food had cooled down too much after being left on the kitchen prep table away from temperature controls.

Points were taken off because an employee working with food was not wearing a hair restraint. Also, the employee hand sink was blocked by a steamer and a garbage can.

The inspector said the facility needed detailed cleaning. Food debris was under and around the equipment throughout the kitchen. The restaurant also failed to provide documentation of pest control treatment services.

In other news, a recently featured restaurant, Best Wings, 2522 Cruse Road, Lawrenceville, scored a 70/C on a follow-up inspection.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Cobb County

  • Blu Greek Taverna, 26 Mill St., Marietta. 88/B
  • Buddha Delight, 2731 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 87/B
  • Houlihan’s, 1401 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 86/B
  • Stilesboro Biscuits, 3545 Stilesboro Road, Kennesaw. 85/B
  • Taqueria Morelos, 1300 Atlanta Road, Marietta. 89/B

DeKalb County

  • Bhojanic, 1363 Clairmont Road, Decatur. 81/B
  • China Village, 5872 Buford Highway, Doraville. 81/B
  • Kang Nam, 5715 Buford Highway, Atlanta. 90/A
  • Man Chun Hong, 5953 Buford Highway, Doraville. 81/B
  • Market Deli, 2929 Turner Hill Road, Lithonia. 87/B

Forsyth County

  • Asian House, 1678 Buford Highway, Cumming. 100/A
  • Chepe’s Mexican Grill, 5465 Bethelview Road, Cumming. 95/A
  • Good Ol’ Days Irish Pub, 419 Atlanta Road, Cumming. 100/A
  • Luce Italian Restaurant, 1475 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming. 99/A
  • Sidney’s Pizza Parlor, 5772 N. Vickery St., Cumming. 98/A

Fulton County

  • di Paolo, 8560 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 96/A
  • La Grotta Ristorante, 2637 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 79/C
  • Los Mariachis, 7994 Ella Lane, Fairburn. 95/A
  • Murphy’s, 997 Virginia Ave., Atlanta. 92/A
  • Rumi’s Kitchen and Pantry, 6112 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 100/A

Gwinnett County

  • Italian Pie, 3059 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville. 85/B
  • Magnolia Bakery Café, 1160 Old Peachtree Road, Duluth. 92/A
  • Pearl’s Garden BBQ, 45 Satellite Blvd., Suwanee. 92/A
  • Southern Cooking, 3030 Amwiler Road, Doraville. 96/A
  • Tres Quarters Taqueria, 6200 Buford Highway, Norcross. 87/B

– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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